ChoiceTrade is a cutting-edge online broker-dealer technology firm.
4(a)(6) offering provided by Netcapital Funding Portal, Inc.
Invest in ChoiceTrade's equity crowdfunding offering and receive your entire investment back in commission credits!*
ChoiceTrade is a high-technology, online discount broker, ranked 4 stars by Barron’s six times. The company seeks to democratize investing by providing a low cost trading platform, with excellent service and execution. When choosing an online broker, price is the deciding factor for most customers; according to a recent survey, people switch trading platforms due to cost almost 40% of the time. Thus, ChoiceTrade’s ability to provide the lowest price point is a significant competitive advantage.
Advantages to Customer
The customer receives quality execution at a significantly discounted price. For example, ChoiceTrade offers zero commission on U.S. exchange-traded equities and ETF’s, while competitors charge $4.95 or more. Furthermore, to trade options, the company offers up to 1,000 contracts for a flat fee of only $10. This would cost $706, on average, if traded through competing platforms**, resulting in a savings of $696. For frequent options traders, the savings really begin to add up.
Minimum Account Size
ChoiceTrade requires only $100 to open an account, vs. $500 to $10,000 at competing firms.
Speed and Ease of Onboarding Experience
It is quick and easy to set up an account at ChoiceTrade. The process is completely paperless, and it takes only 10 minutes to complete the application.
Our systems automatically perform all compliance checks, and new customers can potentially trade the same day; this could take days or even a week at other firms.
Ability to Trade Cryptocurrency
ChoiceTrade expects to enter into an arrangement with a cryptocurrency exchange, and post completion of our current technology upgrade, customers will have the ability to trade crypto on our platform. Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies have become extremely popular with investors in recent years, yet no fully integrated online brokers offer the ability to trade them; up until now, customers have had to go directly to specialized crypto exchanges. The ability to integrate cryptocurrency trading with our other offerings should provide a significant competitive advantage vs. peers. Additionally, ChoiceTrade intends to be a pioneer for trading crypto securities. As more and more companies move toward tokenizing their stock and issuing shares on a blockchain, ChoiceTrade will facilitate trading through its proprietary web interface allowing customers to seamlessly trade new and old world securities alike, effortlessly and cost effectively.
ChoiceTrade earns fees and commissions on trades as well as net interest income on customer balances. The company benefits when the Fed raises interest rates, since this increases interest earned.
The market opportunity for online brokers is quite large. There are approximately $38 trillion in investable assets in the U.S., which have been growing at a compound annual rate of 5%, over the last 10 years.
Roughly $4.5 trillion of those assets are self-directed investments. In addition, according to Goldman Sachs, there are 2.2 million active traders in the U.S. and 1.4 million in Europe.
Success so Far
ChoiceTrade is a well-established brokerage company with over 3,000 accounts. The company has operated successfully for 17 years and has experienced significant growth in options trading over the last year.
Neville Golvala has worked in senior executive positions in the securities industry for over two decades. He has been the Chief Executive Officer of ChoiceTrade, Inc. since the inception of the Company, in May 2008. Mr. Golvala has a B.A. and an M.B.A. and holds the Series 4, 6, 7, 24, 27, 55, 63 and 65 securities licenses with FINRA.
Ron Buckner has been the Chief Financial Officer and Executive Vice President of ChoiceTrade, Inc. since the inception of the Company, in May 2008. Mr. Buckner has a B.S. degree, is a certified public accountant, and holds the Series 4, 7, 24, 27, 62 and 63 securities licenses with FINRA.
Become a Part of ChoiceTrade Holdings
The company plans to use the proceeds of this offering for technology development, marketing and business development, and working capital. Regarding our planned technology expansion, we will complete and integrate our cryptocurrency trading platform, introduce a robo analyst, a mobile app for handheld devices, and plan to introduce a robo advisor, which will help customers select baskets or portfolios of stocks, and enhance our virtual demo account experience.
This is an offering of Common Stock, under registration exemption 4(a)(6), in ChoiceTrade Holdings, Inc.. This offering must raise at least $10,000 by July 31, 2018 at 11:59pm ET. If this offering doesn’t reach its target, then your money will be refunded. ChoiceTrade Holdings may issue additional securities to raise up to $1,070,000, the offering’s maximum.
If the offering is successful at raising the maximum amount, then the company’s implied valuation after the offering (sometimes called its post-money valuation) will be:
18,611,584 shares × $1.50 per share = $27,917,376 implied valuation
These financial statements have been reviewed by an independent Certified Public Accountant.
ChoiceTrade Holdings’ SEC Filings
The Offering Statement is a formal description of the company and this transaction. It’s filed with the SEC to comply with the requirements of exemption 4(a)(6) of the Securities Act of 1933.
We’re also required to share links to each of the SEC filings related to this offering with investors.
*If an investor has an account or opens a new account with ChoiceTrade, the Company will provide the investor with a commission credit of up to the dollar amount of their investment in the crowdfunding offering, which can be applied to future commissions (for trades completed by December 31, 2019) payable to the Company’s broker dealer subsidiary relating to trading in an investor’s account maintained at the Company’s subsidiary. Such credits shall only be applied against base stock and option commissions and the base option contract fee of 15 cents. Surcharges and other fees shall not be eligible for credit.
**Options are risky and not suitable for all investors. Please read the OCC's risk disclosure before investing in options. This disclosure may be obtained at www.choicetrade.com; scroll to the bottom and click on Margin and Option Disclosures, then Characteristics & Risks of Standardized Options.
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